“I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”
There is so much more than just hope in that statement. There is certitude. Wouldn’t have Job loved to hear that? Job said, “If a man die, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14a). All poor Job could do was hope, yet we have been given a “more sure word of prophecy,” (2 Peter 1:19).
Take the more sure word of prophecy from Jesus in the New Testament and remember: Jesus is the resurrection and the life. If you have obeyed him, then he is keeping your life hid in God (Colossians 3:3-4). You’re ready.
If not, then obey the gospel and get ready.